How do I get out pet vomit from a rug?
Q: How do I get out pet vomit from a rug? A: Vomit stains on clothing that come out pretty easily with the proper treatment before washing are such a pain when they are on something like a rug that you can’t easily launder. Our old dog with the sensitive stomach has helped me develop my skill set on this stain. Here’s what I have found to be effective:
- Use a metal spatula to scrape up the vomit from the rug before blotting the area with a white towel or wash cloth. You want to get as much of the vomit off the rug because the less stain you have to deal with the better.
- Add a tablespoon of liquid Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster to a gallon of warm water and stir to disperse the Clorox2® to make a cleaning solution.
- Soak a clean white wash cloth in the cleaning solution and then wring it out. It should be damp but not dripping wet.
- Spread the cloth over the palm of your hand and then gently rub it back and forth over the stained area. The vomit will transfer to the wash cloth. Working with a white wash cloth is helpful because you can easily see your progress, plus you can just toss it in your next bleach load when you are finished.
- Reposition the wash cloth so you are working with a clean area and repeat rubbing the stained area. You many need more than one wash cloth depending on how bad the stain is. Once you stop seeing any stain transfer to the wash cloth, you are finished and hopefully you got it all—when the stain is fresh you have the best chance of success.
- Rinse a clean wash cloth with clear water and rub the stained area at least one more time to rinse the area.